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This poster is one in the eight great Union Armies poster/map series published by the National Tribune Co. Washington, D.C. in 1904. The Army of the Cumberland poster includes the basic dates and facts (its constitution, commanders, strength,…

This lithograph comes from Grace Emmett and Mary Ann Hessenflow's collection. Originally printed by the Puck magazine in 1884 and framed in Roberts's family in 1938, it alludes to the pre-Civil war debates on whether the North should continue to…

Charles Mellon gave this mechanical coin bank to the Otoe County museum so that generations of children could continue to enjoy a hundred-year-old toy. Mechanical coin banks were a post-Civil War American invention, popular among Victorians because…

This 2004 limited-edition plate commemorated the Pioneer Zephyr, the diesel-powered streamline train that set the long-distance non-stop railroad record by running the 1015 miles from Denver to Chicago in 785 minutes on May 26, 1934. Across Nebraska…

This is an envelope that the United States Pension Agency probably used to send the pension certificate to Joseph Littlefield. Born in Peoria County, Illinois in 1840 Joseph Littlefield served almost three years in the Civil War as a private in…

This is an envelope Charlotte Littlefield used to send here daughter (?) a letter from the Pershing hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska. Charlotte (Lotta, Lottie) Littlefield (nee Roberts) was Joseph Littlefield's second wife, whom he married in 1887…

Ms Garey's family owned this mahogany decorative piece, probably made out of scrap furniture, for over a century. Made in Culbertson, Nebraska around 1900 it came to Rose Garey's grandfather in exchange for a three-piece suit. For interviews and…

This earthenware tea set consisting of a teapot, creamer and a sugar bowl used to belong to Betty Wilberger's grandparents. Each item in the set is oblong, featuring a large sunflower on each side and square brown handles. It is hard to know where…

Mr. Cotrupi believes this is a factory-made tavern lamp that dates back to 1860s, and was probably the property of a Nebraska City establishments. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube…

This "Class Autographs" book with verses and writings from friends and family is a continuation of the rich tradition of the 19th century albums. Alice Stukenholtz used her book made in the 1930s not just to collect signatures and wishes from friends…
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